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Zaterdagochtend moesten we om 5:00 uur de wekker zetten om op tijd te zijn voor het vliegtuig naar Sydney. Via de receptie van ons appartement hadden we dezelfde taxichauffeur als op de heenreis laten komen. Hij stond ons netjes om 5:30 op te wachten en wij waren …
Arrived in Sydney yesterday morning, absolutely knackered. The flight was good, but 13 hours is al ong time. Didn't do anything yesterday, caught up on some sleep.
Today felt loads better, walked down to Circular Quay, via Hyde Park and the Anzac Memorial.
Finally arrive at Circular Quay and there was the Bridge in front of me! …
... in the executive bar on the 31st floor for a "light refreshment" and to admire the stunning views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour bridge. We then went for a walk around the city centre and to check out where we had to go tomorrow morning for our "Bridge Climb". Hopefully, we will be lucky with the weather as the forecast is not looking too good. We also booked an outside table at Cafe Sydney for dinner on Tuesday night to celebrate ...
... early finish. I went to a sch-zoo-l for the last class where the kids ran around like animals and then I finished writing my certificates. We did have plans to go out for one of the girls' birthdays but as we are basically grandmas in Australia we went out for Thai then watched a DVD. A wild Friday night. Excitement is high for the holiday and tomorrow will be spent trying to fit as much stuff in our suitcases so that we can palm it off on the others to take back to the UK for ...
The week ahead is filled with more time in the City, as well as the beach. So far I’ve read 7 books - it's been nice to truly relax! This weekend were headed to the outdoor opera on Sydney Harbour – Madame Butterfly. The setting looks incredible. http://opera.org.au/whatson/events/oper aonsydneyharbour
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCambridge Hotel Sydney
Excellent location for the city. Helpful, welcoming staff. Lovely rooms
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cambridge Hotel Sydney
Relatively affordable accommodation in middle of Sydney
I have stayed here twice. The first time I got a brilliant huge room (which was just as well, because I spent one whole day sick and in bed - not the fault of the hotel!!!).
The second time we had a much smaller room just near the pool. Great, I thought - easy to pop out for a dip. However, the pool area is like an ampitheatre and all sound gets magnified and the doors are by no means sound proof. One night we were there a group of businessmen had a pool party, which was extremely noisy - thankfully they didn't go too late or sleep would have been impossible!
The location is a little out of the way, but for anyone who is of normal fitness and mobility, it shouldn't be a problem - we walked everywhere, even from Central Station with our backpacks.
It is close to Oxford Street, which could be seen as a disadvantage, but there are advantages. Granted I didn't prowl Oxford St late at night, but everytime I was there, I felt quite safe. There are plenty of cheap eateries and people watching!
It's close to Hyde Park and the Botanic Gardens too.
The big advantage with this place is that is it good for the budget conscious traveller, who doesn't want to stay in a hostel or way out in the 'burbs.
The staff were helpful, though we certainly didn't ask much of them except checking in and out.
Other than the noise around the pool (and I will know to request a room elsewhere next time) I have no complaints (though I am definitely a budget conscious traveller so I judge things differently to some reviewers!) and would stay there again.
Alot has changed at the Cambridge Hotel
Stayed at the Cambridge Hotel recently and was pleased to note that the hotel is undergoing a complete refurbishment which was well overdue. The rooms are spacious and some have balconies that overlook the city skyline. The hotel is conveniently located to the cbd and bus transport to and from the city to the beaches.
Staff are friendly and helpful and the refurbished rooms are fresh and have a modern decore.
The Hotel offers good value for money especially now that the hotel has been refurbished.
Theres a bar with happy hour each evening and the restaurant is of a good standard.
Rather boring hotel
We did not like the location. The surroundings were dubious, far from train station, about 15 mins walk to the centre. The room was big, but rather shabby. We only stayed 2 nights and did not use the pool. The elevator sometimes did not work and skipped the stop at the lobby. Internet connection was very slow and VERY expensive. Everything else was average. Would not stay here again.
Frightening - Worst hotel I have ever stayed in!
Frightening - I am female and was travelling alone. From the minute I arrived until I left I was nervous. It is in the middle of the "pink" light district, which I didn't know when I booked it. Nothing worked - television, elevator, I couldn't get the security lock on my room to work. I was travelling alone and just wanted a hotel for overnite till I caught my early morning flight. They missed my wake up call but that was alright, since I didn't sleep all night because of the sirens, etc. When I made it to the front desk at 6:15 am to check out I saw that the front desk clerk was too busy watching "inappropriate images" on his computer - guess that was why he missed calling me. The staff did not care about any of the problems I incurred - Bad, bad way to end my trip of a lifetime to Australia.
Tired - very tired
125 bucks a night and you can see why. The room looked like something out of the Seventies - all brown cheap looking wood veneer. The carpets were dirty and the bed a few years past its use by date.
The windows had never been cleaned
There were a couple of plus points - the staff were relatively helpful and the location although not in the centre of Sydney is only a short walk or bus ride away.
My daughter and I have just come back from a two week stay at the Comfort Inn Cambridge.
It was with some trepidation that we stayed here, following the reviews I had read. The hotel is so central, very close to Hyde Park and Paddington with great eateries very close by. The staff were brilliant and went out of their way to be very helpful. We booked a standard twin room and got a huge room with two double beds, sofa, desk and chair, huge wardrobe with safe and very good bathroom. Very clean. The hotel felt very safe. Swimming pool and spa were great, not huge but a good size.
When I next go to Sydney, will definitely stay here again.
Great to average
Have stayed here 4 times now and each time it has become more and more run down. Considering how expensive Sydney can be, it's probably good value for money. Indoor pool means you can swim year-round. It's location away from busy Oxford Street means you are away from the noise but have public transport close by. Would most likely stay here again but would shop around first for a better deal elsewhere.
Shabby and Grubby
The room would have been really nice if it hadn't been so shabby. The carpet was stained, the walls were marked, the bathroom worktop had chunks knocked out of it and the splashback was coming away from the walls. The sliding window to the balcony didn't close properly so the street noise came in. All the corridors had dirty carpets and plaster missing off the walls. The toilets in the reception/bar area were smelly and the door locks were broken. We arrived at 9am but couldn't check in until 1pm so we were told we could leave our luggage and come back later. When we returned the bags were still in the reception area where we left them, not placed in a secure area, along with a pile of other bags. The food in the restaurant is very good and the bar staff are very friendly but the hotel is not in a nice area and we would not choose it again.
We stayed for two weeks in the Cambridge Park Inn.The staff was very friendly and helpfull,this makes all the diference.The rooms are big and well maintained and have beautiful views, breakfast is excelent. On the less agreable side, we could not make the "no smoking" policy being enforced and people smoked in the corridors ,also the cleaning personnel is a desaster which is a shame because this hotel could be one of the best in Sydney.
Cambridge Park Inn
Just stayed here for seven nights. Excellent hotel especially for the price. Superb meals but if you do not want to eat in the hotel the bus is only two minutes away to take you to Circular Quay and all that Sydney has to offer. Nice big bedroom - two double beds. A small balcony overlooking the skyscrapers of Sydney and a distant view of the Opera House.